Lung cancer is most treatable in the early stages, but just as with heart attacks, the "well-known" symptoms of lung cancer may be more common in men than in women. Women sometimes have vague symptoms of lung cancer such as shortness of breath or fatigue that can be dismissed as due to allergies, age, or inactivity. What were your symptoms of lung cancer as a woman? Please share your story or that of a loved one, so others can be alert if they experience these symptoms as well. Share Your Story
- I had a chest xray when I developed pneuma, The tumor was discovered at that time. I also had severe coughing. The bottom lobe of my left lung was removed. The tumor was self contained so thankfully, I did not need kemo. I had surgery in April of 2010 and xrays are clear. My only concern as of late, I have developed a bad cough again. I will ask my doctor if I should have a ct scan. My right lung had spots but it was determined it was scar tissue. I do encourage anyone to have their lungs checked and not be afraid. I had wonderful doctors. It was not an easy surgery but to be alive, it is worth the pain. I am now 76 yrs of age.
- —Guest barbara moore